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Cd/dvd combo drive won't read

My combo drive spins the light on the door is lit but, it will not read any type of disk.  Is the drive dead and need to be replaced or is there some other type setting or repair?

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The optical eye inside the drive can go out, and although it may appear to be working it isn't. Try a replacement.

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Let me explain some things for you to understand what happened with the dvd drive.

A laptop (or desktop) dvd writter drive is actually build around 2 separate optical systems each specialised to deal with either a cd or a dvd type of disk.
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